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The Boardwalks of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

March 5, 2012
A boardwalk through the dunes at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Winding its way through the dunes to the ocean

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport, Massachusetts, occupies over 4,500 acres on Plum Island. This expansive environment presents many fantastic photographic opportunities. Some of my favorite subjects include the numerous boardwalks that wind their way through the dunes and down to the ocean.

I love how the boardwalks rise and fall with the elevation, as well as twist and turn in respect to the landscape. Their weathered texture draws my eye, and I feel adds an aesthetic contrast to the dune grass often seen blowing gently in the wind.

This shot was taken last December on a partially overcast day. As the sun struggled to break through the clouds, a pale blue/gray sky helped me maintain a good exposure.

The boardwalks themselves are perfect platforms for wildlife observation. As you can imagine, their diverse elevation offers some prime vantage points for photography.

To see more of the scenery – and wildlife – that I photographed that day at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, click here!

Photo Info:

Camera:  Nikon D300
Lens:  Nikkor 70-200 mm f/2.8
Exif Data:  ISO 200, 70 mm, f/6.3, 1/320 sec.

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~ Liz Mackney

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